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Ironwing last won the day on June 10 2021

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  1. Jay To thin Weld Wood I tried toluene,acetone,lacquer thinner, and mineral spirits. In each case, these solvents turned the weld wood into a gelatinous goo, formed a precipitate or just didn't react. Weld Wood is a Xylol base. I Found that thinning with Xylol to the consistency of milk allowed me to get a nice smooth layer without lumps using a 3/4 inch brush. The Weld Wood dries very quickly so you can't eat a sandwich while your applying it. Avoid going back over an area you've already applied the adhesive to. Going over an area already done cause the insitu adhesive to soften and becomes lumpy from the brush running over it. I got mine at Home Depot in a pint can for a few bucks. HTH Sorry for going off topic G
  2. Xylene/Xylol is the only substance that will thin Weld Wood. I've tried other solvents but none worked. HTH
  3. Happy New Year All. To begin, I must say..OW..that's going to leave a mark. But, I'm still here..sorta. My modeling days might be over. This said, I'll see how things progress. Ill be back. Be safe
  4. See you folks in a while..Be safe Geoff
  5. Derek Im glad your still looking in and I welcome any suggestions you might have. ll be down for a bit but Ill be back. Be well... Best Geoff
  6. Jay Glad you looked in. Another Mustang..hell yes dude!! Now you have a reason to start working with litho. You have the skills for it. Takes a bit of learning but you have the chops for it and Im more than happy to help anway I can. Thank you for the well wishes. Talk soon I hope... Best Geoff
  7. Thanks Zac More to come ASAP Best Geoff
  8. Thanks Brian..I hope youll stay tuned Best Geoff
  9. Thank you Kev..Ill be back Cheers Geoff
  10. Greetings All Its been a while since last post.. but its not dead. I ended up stripping the litho from the cowling. Its a messy job, somewhat scary and time consuming trying to get the contact adhesive off. I did run into some problems as a result of my activities. The cowling exhibited small linear cracks running front to back, especially on the back edge. They were covered with epoxy to stableize them. The big problem came when I pushed on the nose cap unknowingly and cracked it pretty bad (the litho cap wasnt in place) so much so that I had to remove it. Fortunately I had a spare... COWLING 2.0 This one came out better. But Im still deficient is getting down a smooth thin layer of contact adhesive. That said..here is number two.. It can use a bit more hammer treatment to smooth it further before committing to sanding. I tried somethinga bit different, in that, I didnt rub the litho down. What you see here is hammered only. I have to say, This was hard to do..at least for me. Working around the constant tapering curve was a challenge and ensuring all five pieces mated properly in the front required really accurately aligned panels. The cowl cap isnt permanrntly attached. Its taped on from the inside. There is still a boat load to do on the cowling. I just wanted to prove it wasnt dead I have a date with a surgeon and a scalpel on 17 November. Ill be down for a while but Ill be back... Be safe Regards Geoff
  11. Chuck Ive just caught up with what youre doing. As always, pristine and exacting work with an excellent tutorial. I dont know how you do what you do but you sure are good at it, Best Geoff
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